Event Title

History Education in Pluralistic Societies

Session

Education and Development

Description

The purpose of this study is to explain history education in pluralistic societies. In recent decades, many countries have become increasingly multicultural, multi-religious, multi-linguistic, and pluralistic. Thus, history education has gained more importance in multicultural and multi-religious societies because history has an important place among these pluralistic societies. Therefore, history is taught from kindergarten to university, and it is a field of interest in continuing education centers in every community, cultural group, and society. A major goal of history education is to provide all students with learning about their community’s cultures, within the mainstream culture, and within and across other ethnic cultures in pluralistic societies. One of the basic principles of multiculturalism is that it is opposed to homogeneity, uniformity, and the standardization of cultural forms. Multiculturalism is committed to the protection, promotion, and maintenance of ethno-cultural diversity, which in turn, provides opportunities to minorities to preserve, maintain, and express their distinctive cultural form, life styles, and rights. These cultures and societies have sometimes remained together and sometimes separate and remained strong; hence, our world has hosted many cultures, races, and religions in the historical process. For example, in terms of religion, Islam, Christianity, Judaism and other religions and faiths mix in seemingly opposite geographic regions, Asian-European and Eastern-Western, which affected the Turkish, German, French, English, Greek, Arab, Chinese, as well as other ethnicities.

Keywords:

history writing, history education, multiculturalism, multi-religion, history curriculum

Session Chair

Silvishah Miftari Goodspeed

Session Co-Chair

Halil Bashota

Proceedings Editor

Edmond Hajrizi

ISBN

978-9951-437-69-1

Location

Pristina, Kosovo

Start Date

27-10-2018 1:30 PM

End Date

27-10-2018 3:00 PM

DOI

10.33107/ubt-ic.2018.127

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History Education in Pluralistic Societies

Pristina, Kosovo

The purpose of this study is to explain history education in pluralistic societies. In recent decades, many countries have become increasingly multicultural, multi-religious, multi-linguistic, and pluralistic. Thus, history education has gained more importance in multicultural and multi-religious societies because history has an important place among these pluralistic societies. Therefore, history is taught from kindergarten to university, and it is a field of interest in continuing education centers in every community, cultural group, and society. A major goal of history education is to provide all students with learning about their community’s cultures, within the mainstream culture, and within and across other ethnic cultures in pluralistic societies. One of the basic principles of multiculturalism is that it is opposed to homogeneity, uniformity, and the standardization of cultural forms. Multiculturalism is committed to the protection, promotion, and maintenance of ethno-cultural diversity, which in turn, provides opportunities to minorities to preserve, maintain, and express their distinctive cultural form, life styles, and rights. These cultures and societies have sometimes remained together and sometimes separate and remained strong; hence, our world has hosted many cultures, races, and religions in the historical process. For example, in terms of religion, Islam, Christianity, Judaism and other religions and faiths mix in seemingly opposite geographic regions, Asian-European and Eastern-Western, which affected the Turkish, German, French, English, Greek, Arab, Chinese, as well as other ethnicities.